Expertise and Interests:
Information and reference services, consumer health information, health sciences librarianship, information and diverse user groups
B.A., City College-CUNY
M.L.S., Columbia University
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Gollop is a native of New York City. She held a number of positions as a library/information professional in public, special, and academic libraries for nearly fifteen years prior to returning to school to pursue her doctorate. She earned a PhD in Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh (PA), an MLS degree from Columbia University and a BA from the City College–City University of New York.
She joined SILS in 1994 as an Assistant Professor and became an Associate Professor in 2000. From 2004-2007 she served as Associate Dean of SILS. Dr. Gollop teaches in the areas of reference services, health information resources and services, information issues related to diverse user groups. Currently, her research interests revolve around issues of consumer health information (CHI) acquisition and dissemination and specific populations, older adults in particular. More specifically, Dr. Gollop is examining cardiac rehabilitation information referrals practices as they pertain to women and minorities.
Courses Regularly Taught:
Information Resources and Services, INLS 501
Consumer Health Information, INLS 515
Information Services and Specific Populations, INLS 739
Health Sciences Environments, INLS 748
Awards and Recognition:
Edward G. Holley For The Good Of The Order Award, 2012
Frances Carroll McColl Term Professorship, 2012
Round Table for Ethnic and Minority Concerns REMCo Roadbuilders' Award in Library Education, North Carolina Library Association, 2009
Selected Publications, Papers, Presentations:
Baker, L. M., Gollop, C. J. (2004). Medical Textbooks: Can Lay People Read and Understand Them? Library Trends, 53(2), 336-347.
Linnan, L. A., Wildemuth, B. M., Gollop, C. J., Hull, P., Silbajoris, C., Monnig, R. (2004). Public Librarians as a Resource for Promoting Health: Results from the Health for Everyone in Libraries Project (HELP) Librarian Survey. Health Promotion Practice 5(2), 182-190.
Mira L. Katz, Stacey Sheridan, Michael Pignone, Carmen Lewis, Jamila Battle, Claudia Gollop, Michael O’Malley. (2004). Prostate and Colon Cancer Screening Messages in Popular Magazines. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 19(8), 843-848.
Barroso, J., Gollop, C. J., Sandelowski, M., Meynell, J., Collins, L. J. (2003). The Challenges of Searching for and Retrieving Qualitative Studies. Western Journal of Nursing Research 25 (2), 153-180.
Gollop, C J. (1999). Library and information science education: Preparing librarians for a multicultural society. College and Research Libraries 60(4), 385-95.